We are delighted to announce that Professor Deon Venter will join our speaker panel at Pathology Horizons in Galway 15-17th of September 2016.
Deon pioneered the use of genomic technologies in cancer diagnostics and research in Australasia. He is Director of Pathology at Mater Health Services in Brisbane and the author on over 100 peer-reviewed publications, primarily in the fields of cancer genetics and genetic-based diagnostics. His other contributions include being the first to demonstrate the expression of the HER2 protein on the cell membrane of breast cancer cells, which identified this molecule as a viable target for developing the drug Herceptin. Always pioneering, he is the first Australasian MD to have his genome sequenced.
Deon will discuss using whole genome and exome sequences to solve cases of perinatal death which otherwise proved unsolvable. Via collaboration with colleagues at the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, he will explain how a a bioinformatics pipeline has been developed to aid the processing of such sequencing data.
Pathology Horizons 2016
Pathology Horizons is an open annual conference organised and sponsored by Cirdan to discuss developing technologies and trends in Pathology. The dates are 15-17 September in the stunning west of Ireland in Galway.
This unique event will give you the chance to learn about the potential impacts and challenges of new diagnostic and informatics technologies on pathology.
Topics will include genetic marking, molecular pathology, the future of imaging, data analytics and the laboratory, integration and mobile connectivity across laboratory systems. There will also be the chance to see some cutting edge solutions in action.
Prof Ian Young | Chief Scientific Advisor, Health Dept N.Ireland
Prof Richard Levenson | UC Davis, California
Prof Eric Glassy| AFMG, Los Angeles
Prof Fabio Grizzi | Humanities Research Centre, Milan
Dr Raymond Bond | University of Ulster
Dr Laura Elnitski | Nat Human Genome Research Institute, MD, USA
Colin Truesdale | Marketing Manager, Kainos Evolve
Dr David Snead | Head – UHCW NHS Digital Pathology Centre of Excellence
Dr Glenn Edwards | National Medical Director, St John of God Pathology, Perth, Australia
Prof Tim Helliwell | Clinical Director Cellular Pathology, Liverpool Clinical Laboratories
Judy Fitzgerald | Project Manager, Cirdan, Brisbane, Australia